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Welcome to GovernmentChapter 1Role of Government1
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2Think.In your mind, what is the role of your government?
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3What is Government?Governmentis an institution with the power to make and enforce rules for a group of peopleState– people living in a political unitSovereigntyis the absolute authority that a government has overits citizensLawis a set of rules, made and enforced by government, that is binding on societyNatural lawis the system of justice derived from naturerather than from the rules of society.Natural Rightsare rights that people own simply because they are humanDevine Right of Kings: Philosophers argued that rulers – typically kings and queens – received their authority from God.What signs of government do you see every day in your community?
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4Does the Government benefit you?Provides servicessuch as - building roads- inspect foods and medicines- delivers mail- assistance to people with low income - build schools- maintains order through lawsGood government
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